Excellence in AA Journalism
Flathead Arrow Brings Home Eight Awards From Missoula Journalism Competition, The Glacier High Howl Wins One Gold and One Silver
Kalispell Public Schools showed the caliber of their writing, photography and design at the University of Montana School of Journalism’s Education Association annual newspaper competition. Flathead High School’s newspaper – The Flathead Arrow – won eight top-three Class AA awards. Glacier High School’s newspaper, The Howl, won a silver and a gold.
Flathead High School Seniors Matt Gash-Gilder and Elijah Kigilyuk each took home two awards, including first-place awards. Gash-Gilder placed first in sports writing; Kigilyuk placed first in the student free press award. Gash-Gilder also won second place in sports photography, while Kigilyuk placed third in news photography.
FHS Senior Kaycee Smith also won two awards: second place in infographic and third place in photo illustration. Senior Zephrey Holloway won a third-place award in feature photography. And the newspaper’s web site placed third in the online pacesetter competition.
The Flathead Arrow competed in 11 categories, placing in eight.
Glacier High School also competed bringing home a first place in Sports Photography by Yearbook Editor-in-Chief Hannah Massey (senior). The winning picture was of a football game this past year.
The Howl also won second place in Newspaper Design for their print edition (November 4).
Editors: Audrey Mostek (Editor in chief), Noah Mosher and Kennedy Robbins. Page Designers: Megan Baker and Maddy Stringer.
The Glacier High Howl is published with the journalism class with Ted Burnham. It also comes out in print edition with an online site www.glacierhowl.com.
The Flathead Arrow is published through the newspaper journalism class with Mr. Carl Hennell and comes out with a print edition at the end of each month. Its web site is updated daily at www.flatheadarrow.com.
The annual MJEA competition takes place every spring at the UM and nearly all Montana high schools attend and compete. The Arrow staff was unable to attend because it fell during spring break and the staff had other plans. The day started with the awards ceremony and then students pick three one-hour long seminars to attend from 12 choices. The UM School of Journalism, which is consistently recognized as a top institution for journalism in the country, pays for pizza at lunch in between the second and third sessions. High school staff has the opportunity to have their newspaper critiqued by staff members of the Kaimin – UM’s school newspaper.